Challenging the Authority of Jesus: Mark 11:27–33 and Mediterranean Notions of Honour and Shame
How important is a good understanding of the cultural world of the early Christians? This article wants to examine carefully Jesus' encounter with some of his adversaries narrated in Mark 11:27-33. The author highlights the way that the values of honour and shame functioned in Mediterranean culture, and illumines the text at crucial points.
Source: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 2000. 16 pages.
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